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Washer is banging around during spin cycle. Appears to be out of balance. What is causing this?

My Kenmore 417.43142200 appears to be out of balance during the wash cycle. What is causing this?

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Broken vibration damper rods or tub springs at the bottom.

Check the knuckles for the rods - that they are firmly in place with no buildup in the knuckle or breakage.


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